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University of Connecticut
Honors Program
STEM Scholar Advisor
Academic Advisor II (UCP VI)

The STEM Scholar Advisor will serve as an advisor to STEM Scholar students and other Honors students in STEM fields. Reporting to the Associate Director of Honors for Enrollment Management and Administration, this person will advise undergraduate students about specific academic programs and policies of a school/college/division, track progress for STEM Scholars and coordinate and carry out a wide range of services and activities for these students pertaining to the academic mission of the Honors Program.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assume primary responsibility for programmatic advising for all STEM Scholar students assigned;
  2. Coordinate programs for STEM students with staff from the Office of Undergraduate Research;
  3. Manage and coordinate H2O House, the Honors STEM Learning Community;
  4. Assist in the planning and delivery of Honors orientation programs and advising for new STEM Scholar students;
  5. Provide advising to other Honors students, as appropriate;
  6. Facilitate leadership development programming activities for STEM Scholars, programs that ensure student success, and programs that build community for STEM Scholars;
  7. Coordinate and implement programs and events for STEM Scholars and other Honors students and  collaborate with campus offices on joint programming efforts;
  8. Promote civic engagement throughout the Honors Community via participation in STEM and non-STEM activities and events;
  9. Serve as communications liaison with STEM Honors faculty advisors, providing them with regular updates on honors policies and procedures, especially related to STEM Scholars;
  10. Create and maintain communication pieces for STEM Scholars and prospective students, such as websites, brochures, etc.;
  11. Serve as a liaison with other university offices and external partners to provide enrichment opportunities, such as study abroad, internships, research, and professional development, for STEM Scholars and other Honors students;
  12. Track student progress toward achieving STEM Scholar requirements;
  13. Compile data and generate reports; develop assessment initiatives to track STEM Scholar outcomes in conjunction with other staff;
  14. Assist in the recruitment and admission of Honors students;
  15. Coordinate other special projects and programs, as assigned;
  16. Provide support to director and associate director on STEM-specific Honors courses and curriculum;
  17. Serve on Honors Program and University-wide committees as requested/approved;
  18. Represent the Honors Program at UConn events as assigned;
  19. Complete other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in counseling, education, a STEM discipline or related field.
  2. 3-5 years’ experience working with undergraduate students in a professional advising and counseling role.
  3. Demonstrated experience planning, coordinating and implementing program services and activities.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Experience in a STEM discipline.
  6. Excellent organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple short- and long-term projects.
  7. Proven ability to manage and perform administrative functions.
  8. Willingness and ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours as needed to support program events and activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A degree in a STEM discipline.
  2. Experience in an Honors program or college as a student or staff member.
  3. Work experience at a large university.
  4. Experience working with high-achieving students.
  5. Work experience in a STEM-related field.
  6. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot problems that interfere with the student’s academic progress and experience in working to effectively to resolve them.
  7. Experience with assessment and program evaluation.
  8. Proven ability to work independently and to solve problems and approach challenges in a flexible and/or creative way.

Appointment Terms: This is a permanent fulltime position. Salary will commensurate with education and experience.

To Apply:

For full consideration, upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of 3 professional references with full contact information via http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/.  Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process after discussion with applicants. Include search number on all correspondence. Search #2019646. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

This job posting is scheduled to close on 8/16/19 at 11:59 p.m.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.

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University of Connecticut
Honors Program
Programming and Residential Life
Program Assistant II (UCP IV)

Position Description

Under the direction of the Assistant Director for Honors Programming and Residential Life, the Program Assistant II provides responsible administrative support as well as significant program support for Honors Program curricular and co-curricular events and activities. This individual will provide programming and event-planning coordination and support, serve as a resource to honors students and honors student organizations, participate in the application of outreach strategies to undergraduate students that promote engagement, provide office management support including budget tracking, along with other program duties as required.

The Program Assistant II will:

  1. Assists in the planning and coordination of activities and events that support the curricular and co-curricular goals of the Honors Program. This activity includes processing program proposals, supporting advertising and outreach efforts, and managing event planning and logistics.
  2. Performs office management duties that include: supervising a variety of student employees, including front desk student workers and Student Programming Assistants (SPAs); managing the administrative processes of the Programming and Events office; maintaining complex filing systems, including fiscal and student records. As appropriate, may support the Assistant Director in other office management areas.
  3. Tracks and reconciles budget expenditures within an approved program budget. Assists the Assistant Director in the preparation of future year budgets.
  4. Arranges and coordinates travel for members of the Programming and Events team and other staff and/or students, and processes reimbursements, as appropriate.
  5. Schedules, coordinates, and prepares materials for undergraduate student workshops and programs. May present/facilitate workshops as needed.
  6. Receives program proposals and award applications; makes referrals to appropriate personnel for review; maintains related filing system.
  7. Assists in assessment efforts in Honors, including data collection, analysis, and report drafting, requiring knowledge of program objectives.
  8. Serves as a resource to individual students and Honors student organizations on matters related to administrative procedures and best practices.
  9. Works with and facilitates leadership of Honors student groups which may include, but is not limited to: HIPS, HiBA, HASB, H4D, and Honors Council. Provide guidance to student groups as needed.
  10. Provide guidance to Honors student delegations on trips, such as the Honors Across State Borders spring break excursion, as needed;
  11. Compiles and maintains collection of resource materials and program information for Honors programming and events, including program proposals and evaluation materials.
  12. Assists with the coordination of prospective student visits through coordination with HIPS; attends Husky-for-a-Day visits as a representative of the Honors Program.
  13. Participates in the coordination of the Honors community by advertising housing opportunities to students. Coordinates the housing application process and room assignments with Residential Life as requested by the Assistant Director.
  14. Attends weekly community meetings with Residential Life partners; takes accurate notes and maintains meeting files.
  15. Assists with Orientation of incoming students, guiding students as needed. Prepares resource materials and program information as needed.
  16. As directed, acts for and represents the Assistant Director to other University offices, the public or outside agencies on a wide range of administrative and program matters.
  17. Manages communications with students and other constituents regarding program collaboration and assists in the marketing and communication of Honors Program activities to students, faculty, advisors, and other administrators.
  18. Coordinates program logistics and provides administrative support for program staff, including on-site supervision of events, oversight of facilities use, and support with problem resolution.
  19. Assists with Enrichment Programs-wide administrative efforts, such as coordinating travel, coordinating University award nomination processes, or other division-wide administrative needs.
  20. Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field.
  2. Three to five years related experience providing administrative and/or program support.
  3. Demonstrated considerable knowledge of administrative methods.
  4. Demonstrated ability to independently provide significant program support, including budget tracking, and regularly exercise judgment on a wide variety of administrative matters.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  7. Willingness and ability to host and participate in programming and events that may include occasional evening and weekend hours.
  8. Experience working with diverse constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s Degree.
  2. Experience in an undergraduate Honors program or college, as a student or staff member.
  3. Experience at a large university.
  4. Experience in large event-planning, including advertising.
  5. Experience working with high-achieving undergraduate students in a professional capacity.
  6. Experience in undergraduate student programming.
  7. Ability to travel in a professional capacity.
  8. Experience in designing or updating web pages and social media using relevant software (e.g., WordPress, Qualtrics).
  9. Experience working with residential and/or learning communities.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at UConn Jobs, https://jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019549. For full consideration upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information. Please include search number on all correspondence. Screening of applications will begin immediately.  Search #2019549.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019549)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 27, 2019.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

 

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Honors Program
Assistant Director for UConn Stamford
Program Manager (UCP VII)

The Honors Program Assistant Director for UConn Stamford is responsible for academic and co-curricular student services provided by the Honors Program at UConn Stamford, including management and administrative coordination of Honors advising and curricular offerings, co-curricular programs, the Honors living learning community, the Honors first-year experience program, and Honors student life.  Under the general direction of the Assistant Vice Provost and Director of the Honors Program, the incumbent will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff from across the university to support and sustain Honors community, facilitate smooth transition to college, encourage professional development, and provide opportunities for student engagement, both locally and globally.

The Honors Program Assistant Director for UConn Stamford is expected to act independently within the goals and objectives of the Honors Program and the guidelines established in implementing and delivering program activities, services, and content.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Curriculum, Residence Life, and Co-Curricular Programming

  1. Work with faculty, staff, and the Honors leadership team to develop curriculum and courses for Honors students at UConn Stamford.
  2. Collaborate with Honors staff to develop Honors First-Year Seminar student facilitator courses; schedule and assign student facilitators.  Participate in FYE as needed.
  3. In collaboration with Office of Residence Life, oversee and coordinate the day-to-day administration of all Honors living/learning communities at Stamford.
  4. Provide leadership in the development and management of co-curricular programming for Honors students at Stamford.
  5. Supervise the day-to-day delivery of Honors co-curricular programming.
  6. Plan, implement and monitor program services and activities for Honors student organizations at UConn Stamford.
  7. Coordinate programs for Stamford students with staff from Enrichment Programs units.
  8. Serve as a liaison with other university offices and external partners to provide enrichment opportunities, such as study abroad, internships, research, and professional development, for Honors students at Stamford.
  9. Engage in public relations and promotional activities for the program; promote a sense of community among all students enrolled in the Honors Program.
  10. Contribute to successful development, marketing and implementation of special events and activities at UConn Stamford.
  11. Independently compose, prepare, and/or edit standard correspondence and publicity materials.

Assessment and Strategic Planning

  1. Assist with assessment efforts in the Honors Program.
  2. Collect and analyze program data and participate in evaluating program effectiveness; identify problems and make or recommend changes.
  3. Prepare written and oral reports, including assessment and annual reports, on activities of office and progress in meeting goals.
  4. Develop assessment initiatives to track Honors student outcomes in conjunction with other staff.

Advising

  1. Assume primary responsibility for academic advising for all Honors students assigned to the Academic Center for Exploratory students (ACES).
  2. Serve as the primary liaison with regional campus staff and/or faculty on matters of Honors enrollment and curriculum and as a resource for prospective Honors students who will remain at UConn Stamford or change to the Storrs campus.
  3. Provide secondary advising regarding Honors Program requirements and policies to all Honors students and prospective Honors students.
  4. Assist in the planning and delivery of Honors Orientation programs and advising for new students.
  5. Oversee early intervention program for first-year Honors students to help them achieve success.
  6. Work with departments on the recruitment or replacement of faculty Honors advisors to ensure that faculty interests, skills, and availability are matched with standards of quality advising; work directly with individual honors faculty to maximize their effectiveness as advisors.
  7. Conduct workshops for students and others about Honors requirements and participation.
  8. Represent the Honors Program at UConn events, as assigned.
  9. Serve as the first point of contact for Honors students requiring non-academic support services.  Make referrals to appropriate University Offices and Departments as needed.

Administration, Leadership, and Collaboration

  1. Serve as a resource to students, faculty, staff and others on matters relating to program policies, procedures, and activities; review and make recommendations for new policies and procedures as needed.
  2. Make budget recommendations and monitor approved budget and expenditures; expend resources efficiently; prepare budget reports and projections.
  3. Collaborate with other Honors Program staff to track student progress toward achieving Honors requirements.
  4. Other duties, as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master’s degree in a relevant field and 1 – 2 years of experience with Honors education and undergraduate student programming OR a Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 to 5 years of experience with Honors education and undergraduate student programming.
  2. Experience working with diverse constituencies.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, administrators.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  5. Ability to successfully recruit and advise students.
  6. Excellent administrative and organizational skills including the ability to identify and resolve problems independently.
  7. Ability to plan and organize workshops, training courses/curricula and informational materials appropriate to program.
  8. Ability to host and participate in programming and events on evenings and weekends.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred.
  2. Demonstrated experience with residential life issues.
  3. Demonstrated ability to independently implement programs, as well as identify and resolve day-to-day challenges.
  4. Experience managing short- and long-term projects.
  5. Work experience at a large university.
  6. Experience working with Honors students.
  7. Experience with Honors as either a staff member or an undergraduate student.

APPOINTMENT TERMS
This is a full time position.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019482. Please upload a letter of application, a resume, and a list of three (3) professional references with full contact information via Recruiting Solutions (http://www.jobs.uconn.edu/). Please note that references will not be contacted until later in the search process after notification of applicants.  Include search #2019482 on all correspondence. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019482)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on April 29, 2019.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

 

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